30th Norfolk Young Musician Competition


30th Norfolk Young Musician Competition

Has just taken place at the John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich. Adjudicated by Paul Hoskins Director of Music at the renowned Purcell School of Music, a record number of 21 competitors from all over Norfolk performed a15 minute programme.

The Norfolk Young Musician 2024 was awarded to soprano Alice Platten 17 who also won the Jane Roberson Prize for Voice, Second Prize was awarded to oboist Alena Lai 14 and Third Prize to violinist Tristan McCardel 15. All three main winners attend Norwich School.

The Norwich Chamber Music Prize for the most promising wind player was awarded to Jacey Ng 13 euphonium and the Michael Badminton Prize for the most promising string player was awarded to violinist Isaac Schaad 12, both also from Norwich School. The Mrs E. Sturgeon piano Prize was won by Richard Zhang 19 who attends the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Jonathan Wortley, chairman of the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust, which organises the competition, said it was extremely encouraging to have a record entry for the 30th competition, and with a large variety of instruments.  He said that Paul Hoskins had been very impressed with the standard of performance throughout, and had given encouragement and constructive criticism to all the young musicians.